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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Aug 18, 2009 11:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP read-access is going away

and yes, exactly.
we surveyed youtube, facebook, and google video specifically (and others) when redesigning our upload system.

they all are pretty similar:
very basic metadata (title, descrip, keywords) form
flash or java uploader (or heavy JS with progress meters).

--t

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 18, 2009 7:39pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP read-access is going away

Tracey,

Bad examples to use, I am not impressed by google, youtube or Facebook, they are to clunky and bloated. It will be a sad day if the archive goes the way of those monsters.

Gerry

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Poster: IndieInvasion Date: Aug 19, 2009 2:54pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP read-access is going away

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! There is no reason that having access to FTP should be phased out! Honestly, would you ever try to upload a 300+MB file inside a web browser? And shouldn't the necessities of all users be taken into consideration when making sweeping changes like completely removing FTP access??? I understand the need to make uploading easier for (non-techie)users but that doesn't negate the need for more technically-minded users to have access to a protocol that allows for larger volume uploads. (and don't tell me the new uploader can handle 8GB files, browsers (particularly w/ flash) aren't going to be able to do that reliably)

If there were an alternative to Archive.org I would be switching right about now!

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Aug 19, 2009 3:00pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP read-access is going away

there is a way to upload files w/o using the flash.
in fact, for files over 2GB, it automatically shows you how to do that.

it's much more common these days to upload files with HTTP
and we've taken much care to make sure large file uploads work.

--tracey